Special Report – 20 (+20) influential women

“The Future is Feminist” *

In December last year we published the list of the 20 most influential people in Macau.

And we realized that they were almost all men.

MB August 2020 Special Report | 20 (+20) influential women


Two immediate conclusions: Macau is still a male-dominated society, although more women are taking up positions (just look at the recent appointments made by the current Chief Executive) and we needed to make a women-only list.

This is what we present in this issue of Macau Business.

Now, as before, we say this is a seemingly impossible task, since there are virtually no entirely objective criteria for choosing the names and as any list, under these conditions, our endeavour is bound to be challenged. 

Now, as in the past, we realize and accept this shortcoming.

But it is more important to go ahead with it.

And the truth is that, with this list, we highlight not only the three that were on last year’s list, but another 17 women who equally stand out in Macau’s life.

And, as in the 2019 list, we add 20 more, who, despite not being arguably as influential as the top 20, are also movers and shakers.

* “The Future is Feminist” is the name of a book edited by Mallory Farrugia (2019)

Co-ordinated by João Paulo Meneses

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Special Report – “The Future is Feminist” * (1 – 5)


Special Report – “The Future is Feminist” * (6 – 10)


Special Report – “The Future is Feminist” * (11 – 15)


Special Report – “The Future is Feminist” * (16 – 20)


Special Report – The other 20